any of various strong, often sheer cotton fabrics of plain weave; esp., a heavy variety used for sheets, pillowcases, etc.
Origin of muslinFrench mousseline ; from Italian mussolino ; from mussolo, muslin, after Mussolo (; from Arabic Mauṣil), Mosul, city in Iraq, where it was made
Any of various sturdy cotton fabrics of plain weave.
Origin of muslinFrench mousseline, from Italian mussolina, from Mussolo, Mosul, Iraq, from Arabic (al-)Maw&slowdot;il, from maw&slowdot;il, place of joining, from wa&slowdot;ala, to join; see w&slowdot;l in Semitic roots.
- (textile) Any of several varieties of thin cotton cloth.
- (US) Fabric made of cotton, flax (linen), hemp, or silk, finely or coarsely woven.
- A term used for a wide variety of tightly-woven thin fabrics, especially those used for bedlinen. (US) Woven cotton or linen fabrics, especially when used for items other than garments.
- A dressmaker's pattern made from inexpensive cloth for fitting.